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Fake circulating photo purported to be for NUP’s Harriet Nakweede.

There is a photo that went viral on several social media platforms purported to be of National Unity Platform’s flag bearer  for the LC V Chairperson position, Kayunga District, during the by election, Harriet Nakweede. The photo suggested that she had a plaster on the right hand side of her face, yet during the scuffle […]

Fake screenshot with claims that Electoral Commission admitted being behind pre-ticking of ballot papers in Kayunga

Circulating screenshot purporting to show that the Electoral Commission admitted being behind pre-ticking of ballot papers in Kayunga district, is fake. The screenshot is purported to have been issued by NTV Uganda. However, the screenshot is fake and hasn’t been published by NTV. According to EC’s social media platforms, the claims stated on the screenshot […]

Claim that the UPDF army has taken over government hospitals in Uganda

A claim that the Uganda People’s Defense Force(UPDF) has taken control over government hospitals in Uganda has been making rounds on social media. This comes after 1,403 medical interns working in 42 government hospitals enacted an industrial action due to poor payment and poor working conditions were ordered by the Ministry of Health to vacate […]

Claim that Facebook has been unblocked in Uganda

The claim that social media app, Facebook has been unblocked in Uganda is not true. This claim was made by journalist Raymond Mujuni who through a tweet said that the app had been unblocked. However, this is not true as no authorities have come out to confirm this. Furthermore, some Ugandans have said they can’t […]

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Viral Social Media Post

Claim that a Rwandan man has been shot in Kiryandongo

A claim that a Rwandan national has been shot dead in Kiryandongo by Virunga post has been making rounds on social media. Virunga post wrote the story claiming that, “A young man called Pacifique Nshizirungu has been shot and killed in the Ugandan town of Kiryandongo, becoming the latest victim of Uganda’s persecution of Rwandan […]

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Twitter

Claim that Uganda has confirmed 9cases of the omicron variant

A claim by Canary Mugume an NBS tv journalist that Uganda has confirmed 9 cases of Omicron COVID19 variant through a twitter post. Omicron is a COVID19 variant that was spotted and reported by South African scientists. It was first identified in Botswana and South Africa. According to the World Health Organisation, Omicron has a […]

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Publications

Claim that a doctor arrested among the 5people who stole an ambulance in Arua

The Uganda Police Force have dismissed a claim that 5 suspects, including a doctor confess for the Arua hospital ambulance theft. This comes after a story that circulated on social media by the observer alleging that, “5 arrested over the theft of Arua hospital ambulance .The 5 suspects include, a doctor have reportedly confessed to […]

Claims that Uganda gov’t pressurized to withdraw UPDF troops from DRC

The claim that the Ugandan government has been put on pressure to withdraw its troops from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is false. The claims have been making rounds on social media suggesting that Uganda had been ordered by diplomats to with immediate effect withdraw the UPDF troops and stop intervention against ADF rebels. However, […]

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Social Media

Circulating job advert purportedly from UNICEF is fake.

There is a message making rounds on several social media platforms suggesting that United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is hiring a number of positions in Uganda. However, UNICEF through an official communication has denied the communication regarding it as fake.

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Social Media

Fake rumour that China is set to take over Entebbe International Airport.

There is a fake rumour that went viral on various social media platforms claiming that China is set to take over Entebbe International Airport over a debt. However, Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, through an official statement has dismissed the allegation and thus urged the public to disregard the rumour with the contempt it deserves.